Cgit is an attempt to create a fast web interface for the git scm, using a builtin cache to decrease server io-pressure.
Installing cgit is rather simple as it's available in the Community repository:
# pacman -S cgit
In order to actually use cgit you will of course also need to have some webserver installed on your system, like for example Apache.
You may add the following either to the end of your
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file or place it in a separate file inside the
# # cgit configuration for apache # ScriptAlias /cgit/ "/usr/lib/cgit/cgit.cgi/" Alias /cgit-css "/usr/share/webapps/cgit/" <Directory "/usr/share/webapps/cgit/"> AllowOverride None Options None Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> <Directory "/usr/lib/cgit/"> AllowOverride None Options ExecCGI FollowSymlinks Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory>
Before you can start adding repositories you will first have to create the basic cgit configuration file at
/etc/cgitrc. You should at least specify the Stylesheet:
# # cgit config # css=/cgit-css/cgit.css
Now you can add your repos:
# # List of repositories. # This list could be kept in a different file (e.g. '/etc/cgitrepos') # and included like this: # include=/etc/cgitrepos # repo.url=MyRepo repo.path=/srv/git/MyRepo.git repo.desc=This is my git repository repo.url=MyOtherRepo repo.path=/srv/git/MyOtherRepo.git repo.desc=That's my other git repository
For detailed documentation about the available settings in this configuration file, please see the manage (`man cgitrc`).